Now Earn 2x Membership Reward Points at Small Businesses!

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American Express may not be the first name you think of historically when it comes to small businesses, but they have been rocking the Small Business promos the last couple of years.  Of course there was Small Business Saturday over the weekend where you got up to $30 in statement credits from making eligible small business purchases on each registered credit card, but now there is a new promo that will award 2x Membership Reward points on purchases at Small Businesses through January 31, 2015. 

2x Shop Small

Via the email that I got, The Amex EveryDaySM Credit Card and The Amex EveryDaySM Preferred Credit Card are both eligible for the 2x promo, but it is possible there are other versions of the promo out there that I just didn’t receive.  You can head here to try and register for the 2x points promo.  The 2x points will be paid at small businesses that appear on the Small Business map.

Do note the terms and conditions below related to the 20% and 50% bonus the EveryDay cards payout, as well as the language around grocery stores and gas stations.

The additional points awarded under this 2x Shop Small® offer will not be included when we calculate the 20% and 50% extra points benefit for Amex EveryDay Card products. For each dollar of purchases made during the Promotional Period at US Supermarkets that are also qualifying small business locations, enrolled Card Members will earn 1 additional Membership Reward point for each dollar of eligible purchases (for a total of 3 points for Amex EveryDay Cards, and 4 points for Amex EveryDay Preferred Cards). Purchases made at US gas stations do not qualify for additional points for this offer regardless of whether they appear on the Shop Small® Map.

I love small businesses and extra points, so I think this is a great promo!

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  1. You say “I love small businesses”

    Err… then why don’t you stay at locally-owned hotels when you travel instead of the goliath chains which destroy the local small businesses!!!

    And this promotion approximately equates to getting an extra 1% off. Seriously… one percent! Spend $100 and you get $1… you can probably find more under your couch!

    • Cogswell, I love small businesses, but I also love traveling in a way we can afford and that often means using points at chain hotels. Very happy to earn a few bonus points while supporting small businesses though!

    • Howtofreetravel, well assuming you are meaning in reference to 2x on dining, at Small Businesses, the EveryDay Preferred would technically beat the Sapphire Preferred during this promo (assuming you trigger the monthly 50% bonus) as it would be paying out 1.5x + the additional 1 pt per dollar. Not a huge difference for sure, but still the winner by a nose.

  2. i am not finding much joy in the small biz list. Wou,l be nice to find somewhere I frequent that could extend my Mr ooint accumulation. Making do with groceries and a little gas (er, not related). i am collecting MR poiints now as have quite the mass of UR points.

  3. PRG:

    This account is not eligible for this promotion.

    We’re sorry. This special promotion is only open to invited Card Members.

    If you are a solicited Card Member and are responding to the offer you received by e-mail, please verify your 14-digit RSVP code located in the offer. Or, if you are registered to manage your account online, enter your user ID and password.

    Thank you for your interest in this promotion.

  4. Not sure if I have this right. If I normally get 3 points for grocery stores, and with 30X a month get a 50% bonus, totaling 4.5 points, now that I am registered I will get 5.5 points per dollar?

  5. Reread it a 4th time, and I’m pretty sure that’s right. Surprisingly, two of my major local grocery stores qualify. Sadly, Trader Joes does not.

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